I remember reading that the first talkies were failures both with the public and the critics. So much so that people wrote them off in the press. Then came the Jazz Singer. I think we will look back at Final Fantasy and say that this was a landmark movie which changed everything. Right now, you can get quotes from directors saying that actors will never be replaced because only a human can effectively act. 20 years from now those quotes will be quite comical. 20 years from now (or less) when many of the top/favorite actors will be CG rendered creations and guess what ... there will be no residual checks in the mail to them. Creative people everywhere will use the impressive results of Final Fantasy to get other projects greenlighted. And one of them will not only get the CGI better than FF but one of them will have a great story to present as well - and this stuff will explode. Let's face it, FF is not a great story ... but neither was The Jazz Singer.